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Gillian Neff Health Reports
🔼 This short video shows you the consistency of the brain and how the damage can happen. Dr. Peter McAllister of NEINH – New England Institute for Neurology & Headache –  says new research adds to evidence that heading the soccer ball causes more impact to the brain than many players and coaches had realized. He...
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Doctors say a mini stroke usually starts out with a blood clot blocking or reducing blood flow to the brain, just like a major stroke. Only… A mini stroke is temporary by definition. It’s a TIA – transient ischemic attack – in which blood flow returns on its own within just minutes. Doctors say it’s...
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Be honest, do you take your cellphone to bed? Do you check out Instagram or YouTube one more time, or catch up on emails? Today we’re hearing from doctors at NEINH – New England Institute for Neurology & Headache – what we can do to improve our quality of life, cut down on headaches, and...
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“It was like an ice pick was right in my head, the pain was unbelievable,” says Margie Bliga Margie Bliga says she’s been hit with migraine headaches almost every day for 24 years. And she’s not the only one. Dr. Peter McAllister, of New England Institute for Neurology & Headache says, “Chronic migraine, 15 or...
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While putting together this video blog I was laughing at myself. What a hypocrite! I am anxious to get you these soundbites from doctors outlining exact headache triggers, thinking the information may help you out of a painful cycle… only to realize I’m drinking too much coffee (they spell out exactly how much is too...
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If you’re a frequent migraine sufferer and find yourself reaching for medication to stem the pain and nausea often, your doctor probably brought up the option of taking one of the new CGRP blockers. If the cost of it scared you off at first, listen to this: “Now you can get it for free” ~...
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Many doctors see CGRP blockers, a whole new type of treatment for migraine, as a treatment breakthrough. So you can bet migraine patients have questions.  They had a chance to ask about CGRP blocking drugs at a recent Migraine & Me talk by Dr. Peter McAllister of NEINH. The post Migraine Doctor Q&A on Breakthrough...
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“The World Health Organization says migraine is in the top 10 most disabiling medical conditions on the planet,” says Dr. Peter McAllister, of New England Institute for Neurology & Headache. (Click on above for video.) Which is where the newest weapon in the fight against migraine comes in. This once a month shot, Aimovig,  is...
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